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‘The perfect book for our times … that young people will love (and parents will learn from too!).’ Matthew Syed

‘A lovely, clever and fun way to help kids understand government by making them think what they would do if they ran a country. Hopefully it will engage and encourage some cracking leaders for the next generation!’ – Miranda Hart

Congratulations! You’ve just become the leader of your own country! There are a lot of decisions to be made, and not long to make them.

The good news is you’ve got your hands on this funny, fact-packed book, covering everything you need to know to rule effectively – no matter where in the world you are.

But it’s not just about political systems, elections, climate change, justice and all those other things we hear politicians talking about. You also need to learn how to lead.

With essential life and leadership skills and tips – from teamwork, confidence and compassion to discovering who you are and what you believe in – If I Ran The Country answers all the questions most often posed by first-time top dogs like you. You’ll be ruling like a pro in no time!


Reviews

Full of insight and fun, this is a book that young people will love (and parents will learn from too!).
Matthew Syed
This book is a fantastic explainer as to why the world works the way it does, and how to get involved and make a change for the better. It's essential for those of us fortunate enough to be making decisions on policy to listen to young people and to act with them in mind - after all, the decisions we make now are the ones they will inherit. Rich's book is a great primer for young people to get involved and influence the world around them.
Simon Fell MP, co-chair of the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group for Political Literacy
A lovely, clever and fun way to help kids understand government by making them think what they would do if they ran a country. Hopefully it will engage and encourage some cracking leaders for the next generation!
Miranda Hart
This funny and interactive read is an entertaining way to learn about politics.
The Week Junior